Body City Flows, a video work is an attempt to address an issue concerning the flow of river water impacted by the abuse and appropriation of natural resources in Mumbai City which has 4 river basins. I see a link in flow of rivers their tributaries and human body's vascular system – its veins and arteries of blood.
To create a better perception of flow of life both in physical terms and natural, apart from the material researched and shot on 4 rivers, animation and footage of blood flow and blockages in the human body obtained from medical practitioners / hospitals, the video also includes conversation with Dr Modak (founder of Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation) on Mumbai’s present day water situation.
Visually the veins of the body, roots of the trees and delta of the rivers give a sense of the timelessness of similar shapes. The rivers are like the blood in veins or the roots under trees because they support life / provide sustenance. And because of their organic connection with the earth and water, civilizations thrived off the river system, and in the metaphorical sense rivers were compared with the soul, like the endless quest for roots/routes of knowing and perceiving nature, which I intend to bring full circle both by showing in physical terms/ blood flow, present day system of water supply and the state of flow of four rivers in Mumbai
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